Meet the Moscots

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Hyman began selling eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street.

5 Generations & 109 Years of Eyewear Excellence

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5 Generations & 109 Years of Eyewear Excellence


The MOSCOT optical roots were first planted in America by Great Great Grandfather and family patriarch, Hyman Moscot, who arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899. Hyman began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan's famed Lower East Side.

A Global Community Built On Neighborhood Values

MOSCOT store on a busy street corner in 1976

Visit Us

While now recognized as a global fashion brand, MOSCOT remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical shop.

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A MOSCOT Music performance

Live From The Shop

MOSCOT Music originated in 2004 at the Orchard Street Shop, when 4th Generation Harvey Moscot grabbed his guitar and started jamming out on a rainy Saturday. Guests lined up, staff members and 5th Generation Zack Moscot joined and since then, MOSCOT has added a music element to its repertoire, by connecting fans worldwide with emerging and established musical artists.

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Paul Rudd wearing The NEBB

Eye Spy

As a NYC staple, rooted in the Lower East Side, MOSCOT has a cult following of superfans. Get inspired with MOSCOT in the wild.

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The MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation Inc.'s mission is to preserve sight and improve lives by providing free quality medical eyecare and eyewear to New York City's underserved populations.


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